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We are Outside the Lines, a design-build specialty construction company. We’re industry leaders in creating one-of-a-kind water features, rockwork and themed environments. At OTL, We’re Constructing Art Worldwide.

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From crowd-stopping show fountains at the country’s busiest retail centers to the serene beauty of natural streambeds at private estates, the artisans of Outside the Lines have created some of the most memorable rockwork, water features and themed environments in the world.


Companies We Work With

What Our Clients Say About Us

“Outside the Lines, Inc. (OTL) is highly skilled and knowledgeable in every aspect of water feature design and construction. Initially we were impressed by OTL’s experience, and then pleased to discover how equally impressive their installation, crew, and site management were. They are one of the most professional companies and staff we have worked with, and their service and communications were personal, honest and timely.”

-Andrew Gerth, The Stronach Group

“OTL’s design team precisely captured the look, energy and vibrancy that we wanted for our retail center. Their construction team could not have been more professional as they made the design a reality. The team was prepared, detailed-oriented and showed exceptional knowledge of their craft. Their crew was flexible when necessary, but never wavered on their mission to create a showpiece that OTL and The Island in Pigeon Forge are proud to have their name on.”

-Bob McManus for OTL’s show fountain at The Island in Pigeon Forge

“From the top down, OTL delivered excellence in creativity, technology, teamwork and common sense resulting in an extraordinary gem for the community, the State of Idaho and the greater Northwest. The show foundation is the focal point in this $300 million development. Without OTL’s commitment and service, which clearly threads through its entire organization, the project would not have been the success it is!”

-Chris Jones, Senior Project Manager at The Russel Corporation for OTL’s Design-Build Show Fountain at the Village at Meridian

“OTL’s Project Manager, Jack Larsen and the rest of the crew exemplify what we all hope for in a contractor. The OTL team remained focused on their many tasks throughout the project and they were successful in their execution, the fountain is beautiful and exceeds all of our expectations. The Plaza fountain has been met with rave reviews from our Community, City Visitors and our Civic Leaders. The OTL team should take great pride in the work the team created for the City of San Dimas City Hall, because I can assure you we will for years to come.”

-Karon De Leon, Facilities Manager, City of San Dimas for OTL’s design and installation of a new fountain as a part of the renovation project at the city’s Civic Center, which included its City Hall complex and entry Plaza

“We chose Outside the Lines, Inc. for the water-features and rockwork at The Nine Bridges National Golf Club in Yeoju Korea, not only for their understanding of Golf’s play and non-play interface but because they understand water and nature. For years, they have studied, learned and created the dynamics of “geo-believability,” nature’s account of what would happen at that precise location. I have worked with the senior management team at Outside the Lines, Inc. for years and they have always exceeded my expectations.”

-David Dale, ASGCA, President of Golfplan – Fream, Dale & Ramsey Golf Course Architects

“With more than sixty years of world-class experience and global leadership among the top two executives, alone, Outside the Lines has already garnered the respect it deserves. This tremendous reputation which Outside the Lines extends across continents, from North & South America, to the Middle East to the Pacific Rim; and, across industries, from Entertainment & Leisure, to Hospitality & Residential, grand and glorious Personal Estates. From my client point of view, I enjoy and appreciate Outside the Lines both as a wise and creative sage constructing environmental “art” and as an organizationally fresh entrepreneur that is unencumbered by corporate protocol, and unburdened by inflated overhead. Hence, Outside the Lines efficiently serves our needs through both aesthetic and practical excellence.”

-Michael McCall, President of Strategic Leisure

“It was a pleasure to work with Outside the Lines on this special project for the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Penguins Point exhibit. The schedule for this project was extremely aggressive, especially in light of the fact that the work was being performed in less than ideal conditions of late winter/early spring season weather. Nevertheless, working as a team with our field supervision, the rockwork production was completed on-time and the final product is outstanding. We still get numerous compliments on how great the rocks look and people are surprised to discover that they are concrete artwork!”

-Edward P. Elinski, PESenior Project Manager, Mascaro Construction Company, LP

“The development of the $3 billion, mixed-use milestone project that is now Legacy West took heart, soul, dedication, and tremendous talent and skill. The OTL team demonstrated each of these traits in the design and construction of the project’s iconic fountain, which today attracts crowds of thousands who enjoy the spectacle alongside the region’s most high-quality, best-in-class real estate. We are proud to have had OTL as our partner in bringing this vision to life, and we highly recommend their work.”

-Fehmi Karahan, President & CEO, The Karahan Companies

“The Cowles Commons project was the culmination of many years of design and fundraising for this important revitalization of a civic space in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. An interactive fountain was the centerpiece of the project. Early on in the design process we recognized the need to work with an established, reputable fountain company. The architect had detailed a beautiful fountain, unfortunately the cost to build the fountain was greater than the project budget could afford. The Weitz Company needed a fountain contractor who could come in and work with the architect to modify the design that maintained the design intent while also fitting within the project budget. Outside the Lines (OTL) was able to work directly with the designer in a collaborative manner to help determine a revised design that ultimately fit within the project budget and allowed the project to move forward. Their professionalism, expertise and willingness to share their knowledge with all the trades they interacted with was vital to the project’s success. It was an absolute pleasure to work with OTL and we hope to have the opportunity to build with them again in the future.”

-B.J. Frideres, Senior Project Manager, The Weitz Company for OTL’s work on the fountain at the Cowles Commons project

“When the idea of artificial rock work was suggested by our landscape architects for our 47-story luxury residential tower, saying we were skeptical was an understatement. How could anything “artificial” replicate the geology indigenous to New Jersey while, at the same time, offer the artful aesthetics demanded by our new residents? We were certain it couldn’t be done with any level of believability. But the meticulous craftsmen at OTL proved us wrong. Geo-believability, as OTL owners have coined, was exquisitely delivered at The Modern. The sense of professionalism, craftsmanship and love of the art that resonated throughout the company makes OTL one of the finest contractors I’ve had the privilege to work with. I highly recommend OTL to anyone, anywhere in the world, interested in elevating his or her projects to the highest level. OTL is one contractor that lives up to its motto of ‘CONSTRUCTING ART WORLDWIDE’.”

-Victor B. Cividini, Senior Vice President, SJP Properties

“From the craftsmanship exhibited by the OTL field crews to the integrity demonstrated by executive leadership, it is obvious to CenterCal Properties that a culture of professionalism is securely entrenched throughout the company. A can-do attitude prevailed throughout both projects, resulting in the delivery of both projects on time and on budget. The team never made excuses; it simply performed. There were no delays, only determination. And there was never a single complaint, but multiple compliments. The art at both Station Park and The Village at Meridian has not only helped attract thousands of visitors, but is also helping propel the CenterCal Properties name to new levels of recognition as we continue to be honored with both local and national awards. We see OTL as our partner for success, and we look forward to working with them on many projects in the future.”

-Craig J. Trottier, Vice President, Development, CenterCal Properties for OTL’s work on fountains at The Village of Meridian and Station Park

“Outside the Lines (OTL) recently completed a $240,000.00 53′ long multipurpose exterior fountain in a newly renovated office building courtyard in El Segundo, California. Jack Larsen and his team were ahead of the curve from start to finish, offered valuable recommendations on how to improve the operation of the Weir flows, nozzle jets, and a vast improvement in the lighting system. Their team was outstanding every step of the way. OTL is now my go-to fountain contractor for both design/installation and ongoing maintenance services. I strongly recommend them to anyone seeking only the best!”

-Michael E. Matejcek, Senior Project Manager, Turelk, Inc.

“The creek feature crafted by Outside the Lines is not only the namesake of the project but one of its focal points. It is evident that Jacobson Construction made the right choice in selecting Outside the Lines for this monumental task. The Creek is beautiful and superior in its craftsmanship. It truly was a great experience working with OTL. OTL’s senior management, supervisors and craftsmen, all shared the common goal of giving their best and company’s “can-do” attitude shined brightly from the first day you step on site until the work was completed.”

-Brent Rowley, Construction Manager, Jacobsen Construction Company for OTL’s work on the creek feature, rockwork and fountains at City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

“OTL was contracted to build a rock feature that replicated the amazing work they did previously at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. As the designer it was hard for us to write a specification or produce drawings of something the park owner already knew in existence and had a keen eye for the finish product. We were able to produce a picture of what we wanted and the OTL team was to work off of that. Needless to say we were extremely pleased with what our end product turned out to be and far passed our expectations for the building process. Jack Larsen and the design/creative team were a pleasure to work with. Every step of the process was carefully detailed and looked at by our design team. The OTL team took great direction and allowed our team to make decisions “on the fly.” Their step-by-step construction process and attention to detail made this aspect of the project much smoother.”

-Robert Echavarria, Senior Project Manager, M.I.G., Inc. for OTL’s work on the Perris Valley Big League of Dreams

“The experience that OTL brought to the Project was critical in solving many issues that were apparent early in the design phase. Due to having fountains that interfaced with scopes of work from our scope, as well as another general contractors and also various design work packages, OTL’s management was vital in coordinating all aspects to ensure a successful delivery. Their management staff provided construct-ability feedback on our concrete forming systems where Oakland had to construct linear and elliptical concrete walls with an embedded fountain piping system. These tolerances were basically zero and OTL continued to work with Oakland through the end on necessary adjustments to the system to make the product perform well and cast the water plumes in an array of beauty. We also relied heavily on OTL to help constructively resolve coordination issues with the electrical design that was also under our scope and OTL did this with the same care and professionalism as if they were your own subcontractor. The quality exceeded our expectations. It was a pleasure to work with OTL and I hope to be able to have that opportunity again.”

-Aaron Hall, Project Director, Oakland Construction Company, Inc. for OTL’s work on several fountains at City Creek in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

“Your team gave us extreme confidence at every step of the way and impressed us not only with their artistic and creative abilities but also their ability to project manage and deliver to our high expectations on time. Even when we made a change in the late stages of the project, your team was able to accommodate the adjustment with no disruption to schedule.”

-Victoria Schillinger,

“It is my pleasure to recommend OTL based on the work your firm completed for JE Dunn at The Grand at Papago Park. I am extremely impressed with your company’s attention to detail, its resolve to complete any task, no matter how challenging, and the commitment of your employees. The water feature plumbing scope done by OTL is among the most technical and critical aspects of this project. Commissioning went smoothly and the quality of the installation was commended by the commissioning technicians. OTL Superintendent Scott Pease went above and beyond to assist the technicians and their processes. It is evident that JE Dunn made the right choice in selecting OTL for this legacy project. It truly was a great experience working with OTL. OTL’s senior management, supervisors and craftsmen, all shared the common goal of giving their best and company’s “can-do” attitude shined brightly from the first day you step on site until the work was completed. Because of your performance JE Dunn is happy to provide a sterling recommendation for OTL anytime and anywhere. Thank you again for a job well done. It is our hope that we get to work together again!”

-Mike Hunter, Vice President, JE Dunn Construction

“You were wonderful partners in Ganna Walska Lotusland’s Japanese Garden Renovation. As the leaders in rockwork, water features and themed environments, you brought a devoted team of knowledgeable designers to this enormous undertaking. Your team brought creative ideas and impeccable outcomes. Your investment in the Japanese Garden Renovation revitalized the largest and most iconic garden in all of Lotusland and furthers our mission to preserve and enhance Madame Walska’s estate and collections for future generations.”

-Rebecca Anderson, Interim Executive Director, Ganna Walska Lotusland